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June Author @ the Library Programs at Mid-Manhattan

Strengths and strains of adult-sibling relationships...genetic genealogy, issues of race, slavery reparations and reconciliation...the complex story of the South Street Seaport District...a gritty story of corruption, greed and law enforcement in Brooklyn...the adventures of Sherlock Holmes... Join us this month for one or more of the author talks at Mid-Manhattan.Read More ›

Doubling Down on Angry Birds

When the Angry Birds movie hit theaters, we asked our NYPL recommendation experts to name their favorite books, movies, or TV shows that feature… well, angry birds.Read More ›

May 2016 International Fiction Bestsellers: Argentina, Brazil, Germany, Italy, Russia

A satirical Swedish novel, a favorite Sicilian detective, and teen dystopian romance top the bestseller lists in Germany, Italy, and Brazil. Novels by native authors are popular in Argentina and Russia, and everyone loves Jojo Moyes!Read More ›

Join the Gracie Book Club

Join us for a discussion on Bright Lines at one of our local libraries. Read More ›

May Author @ the Library Programs at Mid-Manhattan Library

Open source intelligence and counter terrorism; links between jazz and physics; the graphic design process; kosher food in our times; the rise of the political consultant... hear from authors about these topics and more this month.Read More ›

What Are You Reading? Ratso Edition

The author Larry “Ratso” Sloman answers a few questions about reading and libraries. Read More ›

The Life and Strange Surprising Adventures of a Content Editor

Nearly 300 years ago today Daniel Defoe published his tale of high-adventure, high-stakes, all-or-nothing hero Robinson Crusoe, and a classic was born. The faux travelogue captured the zeitgeist—in 1719, it seemed the whole world was up for grabs if you were just willing to get on a ship and take it. You were risking scurvy and cannibals, but think of the discoveries you could make! 

Now, of course, the whole idea of "discovery" has 

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Learn English With Shakespeare: Free Websites and Books for English Language Learners

Shakespeare’s language can be a challenge for fluent English speakers. If you’re an English language learner, you might think that Shakespeare is not for for you, but there are many different ways you can learn about his work, his life, and his language and improve your English skills. Read More ›

Feeling Healthy: A Reading List from Open Book Night

Our conversation about FEELING HEALTHY at Open Book Night in April tended toward books on eating well and understanding the industry and labeling around food in America.Read More ›

Biographies, The Ultimate Self-Help Tool

If you are feeling the weight of the world on your shoulders, read the story of someone else who has been there. Read More ›

Experiments with the New York School of Poets

Our March poetry workshop discussed the New York School of poets, their influences, their style, and their writing habits as it captured the spirit of the 1950s and 60s in New York City. Taking some of these habits, we wrote poetry, trying for a slice of life or a walk down a New York street, using drips and splashes of collaged ideas.Read More ›

Women in Print: A Reading List from Open Book Night

At our March Open Book Night readers recommended a wide variety of books by favorite women authors, from contemporary fiction to older favorites, even questioning the authorship of a great classic of Western literature. Read More ›

April Author @ the Library Programs at Mid-Manhattan Library

A psychedelic road trip and the hippie underground... the hidden waters of New York... undercover union organizing... Albert Camus in New York City... the art of perception and deception... fieldwork analysis of Harlem superintendents... Read More ›

Ep. 23 "Websites Are My Works of Art" | Library Stories

When web designer Belinda Crichlow wanted to take her coding skills to the next level, she joined NYPL’s free Project Code program. Her experience has made her more confident, brave, and ready to take on the digital world.Read More ›

What Are You Reading? Colum McCann Edition

Colum McCann visited the library as part of our staff-wide read, so I caught up with him to see if he had other reading recommendations.Read More ›

The Fantastic World of Mr. Phelps by Dalit Shalom

In her guest post, Dalit Shalom describes her process in discovering the life of Mr. Walter Phelps Warren, dispersed across our collections, and reassembling it in an exhibition display equipped with a virtual reality experience. Dalit is a designer and creative technologist living in New York City, and a Masters candidate at NYU’s Interactive Telecommunication Program.Read More ›

March Author @ the Library Programs at Mid-Manhattan

Join us for an Author @ the Library talk this March at Mid-Manhattan Library to hear distinguished non-fiction authors discuss their work and answer your questions.Read More ›

Love Makes the World Go 'Round: A Reading List from Open Book Night

Participants at our book social reached out to share on romantic love, artistic passion, brotherly love, love of a place, love of an idea for our February Open Book Night. Read More ›

LOL-brary Books

Eliot may claim that April is the cruelest month, but we’re pretty sure it’s February.Read More ›

Librarians on ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’

Personal reflections on Harper Lee's first (and until now, only) novel.Read More ›
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